So I thought this would be a good little discussion thread for people to mingle their personal inspirations, maybe people even get inspired themselves!
I’ll start, of course.
I get a lot of my inspirations from my favourite media like most people. Skullduggery Pleasant is an example of the type of magic system I love, it’s a huge inspiration to the way magic works in my story.
The actual plot inspiration is mostly shonen anime like Bleach, Naruto and One Piece. Though the characters are much more seinen anime based. Usually a bit older with more depth and focus on who they are rather than what they do
My biggest inspiration in all fields is definitely gaming. I love stylish and fluid combat like in Kingdom Hearts or Devil May Cry so I try and show combat encounters as fancy spectacles on top of being tense encounters. For inspiration there there’s the Dark Souls/Bloodborne series. A great series for really getting what makes a fight tense and engaging. Then there are JRPGs like Final Fantasy and Persona to flesh out powers, magic, character progression and long-term plot and story pacing and escalation.
Real life things of course also give a ton of inspiration to any writer. I’m a martial artist, and using that experience in my writing is a ton of fun!
This was long, you don’t need to make yours so long but by all means! Go nuts, tell us what inspires you to write in a broader sense of you like!